BYD delivers first French-built buses

BYD France has delivered the first electric buses assembled at its Beauvais factory with two 12m vehicles for Transdev which will start operations in Beauvais this month running from Beauvais-Tillé airport to the city hall and train station, as well as an express shuttle bus route to hotels. The ebuses should drive up to 160km a day and will be charged overnight at the Corolis depot in Beauvais.

The ebuses will be officially delivered to the Agglo du Beauvaisis at an event scheduled this Saturday 8 December at 11 am in front of the Beauvais Cathedral.

“We are very pleased to deliver our first ebuses to Beauvais, the region where our plant is established,” says Isbrand Ho, managing director, BYD Europe and president, BYD France. “The French electric bus and coach market is one of the largest in Europe, and that is one of the main reasons why we have chosen our production site to serve the French market to be in Allonne. Here we can optimally serve our French clients, we are close to our customers and we can produce tailor made ebuses with our team of local employees.

“BYD has the capacity to make zero emission French-built electric buses in line with the spirit of the 2015 Paris Climate Summit.”

BYD has to date received more than 600 orders for buses in Europe, and more than 35,000 BYD electric buses have been delivered worldwide.